Tom Shanahan received an invitation to lecture at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in November 2011
The Director of the Irish College of TCM, Tom Shanahan, was presented with a Visiting Professorship by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in 2004. Since then he has been to GUCM on numerous occasions to liaise with fellow TCM experts and to participate in International TCM Conferences.
During his most recent visit, in November 2011, he was invited by the University’s Department of Acupuncture Moxibustion to give a lecture on Acupuncture TCM in Ireland to their English-speaking undergraduate Acupuncture students, and was honoured to accept this prestigious invitation.
The two-hour lecture was held in the Mega University Campus, the main under-graduate venue outside the city. It was very well attended and students enquired extensively, and at considerable length, about the state of Acupuncture TCM abroad and asked the “Visiting foreign experts” for their views on the preservation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in modern China itself.
The photograph below shows Director Tom Shanahan and Registrar Mary Plunkett with some of the main staff and students of GUCM who organised the event, including Professor Song Xinhong who is in charge of the Medical Qigong Department at GUCM and is the Honorary Professor of Qigong in the Medical Qigong faculty of the ICTCM.